Monday, May 7, 2007

Dinner Angst

I seriously don't understand some people. My husband has a bunch of coworkers who are here for a few weeks working on a project. Whenever we have people from out of town he bends over backwards making sure that all of their arrangements are in order. This is not his job, he just wants to make sure they are taken care of when they arrive.

The plan on Friday was that Saturday night we would all go to dinner. There are 7 of them and then add the 3 couples that live here. We're talking about a reservation for 13 people. Saturday comes and we have no idea what the plan is. Around lunch time we put in a phone call to see what was going on. Turns out the "boss" doesn't want to play social planner and has decided that the 3 couples that live here are UN-invited. She made a reservation for 7 yet it was too difficult for her to say 13. She didn't want to make phone calls to let everyone know the plan. She didn't even want to ask someone ELSE to make the phone calls. She chose instead to tell her coworker that she made the reservations and not to call us.

Now this woman is a bit on the odd side she's a 50-ish female engineer and that should explain it all. But when does being "odd" have to turn in to being rude? Nobody asked her to be our social planner. Rumor has it that during their private dinner they would discuss who would be in charge of making these sort of plans in the future. Why does this have to be designated? We don't need embossed invitations just a simple place and time. Why does this make me happy that I am not in the workplace and that I don't have to deal with this stuff on a daily basis?

Her drama doesn't even end there. We ran in to her on Sunday at church and she came up to me and we chatted. No mention of dinner but at this point I was over it. Then she walks right past Stewart. Doesn't even say hello. Not a word. It could be her lazy eye was pointing in the wrong direction and she just didn't see him but I'm pretty sure that wasn't it. The woman is just not right!


MarmiteToasty said...

Hi - I found your blob via Ems place Notes From My Corner....... and have scrolled back and read some of your posts........ :) I love them....... and would like to hang around.....

And your right..... I think the woman is a shilling short of 10 bob.....

I read your haircut post and I had to laff....... I a couple of posts ago blobbed about me lads and haircuts....... be warned if you go and have a butchers..... its NOT for the faint hearted lol

Which part of England are you living in?


Mom not Mum said...

I'm so excited to have someone I didn't already know come to my blog - please do stick around.

I'm in Yorkshire - hence the sheep that live up the street from me.